Botanical Invitations

I always do a celebration for those that qualify for my FREE  Event during Sale-a-bration and so today I thought I would share the invitations that I made for everyone along with a PDF tutorial for you.

This card uses a couple of the items on our Retirement list that I’m sad to see go specifically the wonderful Gorgeous Grunge (130514/130517) which is wonderful for collage or creating backgrounds with interest and the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies (140625) since they have these wonderful pop up areas to the flowers that create wonderful 3d effects.

Here is the tutorial that I’ve created for you – so you can make some too!

Botanical Builder Celebrate Card PDF Tutorial (printable)

And I’ve given you a complete supply list below.

Want to see another card using this bundle of products? Here is a wonderful swap I received from Susan using the Botanical Blooms Bundle.

She used the Wetlands stamp set (126995/126697) sentiment and the Bloomin’ Hearts Thinlits Die (140621) when making this easel card.


Stamp Set: Balloon Adventures (142823), Hardwood Background Stamp (133032/133035), and Gorgeous Grunge (130514/130517)

Inks: Sahara Sand Classic Ink (126976) and Basic Black Archival Ink (140931)

Paper: Wild Wasabi (108641), Basic Black (121045), Sahara Sand (121043), Wisteria Wonder (122922), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Botanical Builder Framelits Dies (140625)


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Thoughtful Banners

Check out this quick and easy card I stamped recently using the Thoughtful Banners bundle (142330).

Thoughtful Banners Stamp Diva June 2016 (2)

I love the look of this card – and I think it would make a great guy card because of the colors. What do you think?

And here are the last of my swaps that I received from my friends at this gathering. This first one using the Wetlands stamp set (16695/126697) is from Janette.

Wetlands Stamp Diva Swap June 2016 (1)

And this final card was made using the Sunburst Thinlits die (140617) was from Lorraine.

Sunburst Thinlits Stamp Divas June Swap 2016


Stamp Set: Thoughtful Banners (141614)

Inks: Watermelon Wonder (138323) and Night of Navy (126970)

Paper: Affectionately Yours Designer Series Paper (141632), Night of Navy (100867), Watermelon Wonder (138334), Crumb Cake (120953) and Very Vanilla Card stock (101650)

Accessories: Duet Banner Punch (141483) and Large Number Framelit Dies (140622)


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Bear Hugs for Father

Check out this cute card I received from Leslee using the adorable Bear Hugs stamp set and Framelit Dies found in the Occasions Catalog on page 40.

Bear Hugs SC 2016 Occasions Catalog Swap

Cute right? What father wouldn’t love getting this card?

And you can purchase this set and framelits in a money saving bundle (140822/140823) while supplies last or until May 31st when the Occasions Catalog ends. (While you’ll find these items in our 2016 Annual Catalog they won’t be offered in the Bundle any longer.)

And here are some more wonderful masculine cards I received from my fellow demonstrators in swaps.

This first one was given to me by Trudy. She used the stamp set From Land to Sea (138720/139361) and created the sand dunes using the Sprinkles of Life stamp set (139971).

From Land to Sea SC 2015 Annual Catalog Swap

Clever girl – I love it when you can use stamps and punches for other things!

And finally this card uses one of my favorite sets, Guy Greetings (138825/138828/137178).

Guy Greetings OnStage 2015 Shoebox Swap (1)

I love all the texture on this card – It uses the Boho Chic (138286), and  two of our retiring Embossing folders, Honeycomb (129378) and Chevron  (127749).

I can’t pick a favorite. How about you? Why not leave me a comment and let me know which one you like best!


Stamp Set: Bear Hugs (139543/139546)

Accessories: Bear Hug Framelits Dies (140275)

Helping Me Grow

Check out these two very different cards made with the Helping Me Grow stamp set (140764). This set contains some beautiful floral images and great sentiments too.

Helping Me Grow SC Occasions Swap 2016 (1)

This first card is done in Watermelon Wonder and  uses the beautiful Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper (140557). Irene used the Work of Art stamp set (134111/134114) to create the swoosh of color  on the flowers – pretty cool, right? The Fluttering Embossing Folder (139304) added some texture to the background. And the Bitty Butterfly Punch (129406 – part of the Weekly Deals) was layered on top of the Mint Macaron Elegant Butterfly piece (127526).

This second card uses an embossed resist technique and is much softer feeling even thought the Tempting Turquoise is part of the Brights Collection.

Helping Me Grow SC Occasions Swap 2016 (3)

Janie Embossed the flowers in White Embossing Powder and then sponged Mint Macaron, Pacific Point and Tempting Turquoise. The sentiment comes from the Wetlands stamp set (126695/126697) and is placed on a 2″ Circle that is layered on our  2 3/8″ Circle Punch. A quick and easy way to create a focal point. Can you see the tiny pearls she used to dot the i’s? A little touch of elegance.

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Wetlands Birthday Greetings

Do you need some great birthday cards for those guys in your life? Then Wetlands may be just the set for you! It’s great for all kinds of occasions since it contains a nice selection of sentiments. And I just love the size and the font used in this set.

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This lovely card was one of our shoebox swaps during this past weekend’s Blue Mountain Stampers’ Getaway. It was designed by one of my team mates, Janie. Janie is wonderfully creative and I always enjoy the projects she comes up with.

Wetlands Janie August Retreat 2014

The card has a wonderful combination of colors and textures so I hope the picture does this card justice.

NEW Yee-haw Photopolymer Stamp Set Available

Have a little cowboy or cowgirl in your life? Check out this really cute set, Yee-haw (item 138107) that is now available.

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Here are some great projects made with this new set.

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Want to see more information about the Yee-haw set? Click on the flyer image below for a printable flyer with all the information along with a couple of more project ideas.

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Stamp Set: Wetlands (126695/126697)

Inks: Hello Honey (133643) and Baked Brown Sugar (131174)

Paper: Lullaby Designer Series Paper (133695), Pistachio Pudding (131294), Hello Honey (133678), and Baked Brown Sugar (131296)

Accessories: Label Bracket Punch (132153), Woodgrain Embossing Folder (127821), and Natural 5/8″ Chevron Ribbon (132982)

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By The Seashore Birthday

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Then my Technique Classes may be just your thing. Classes are held once a month on the 4th Tuesday. My Technique Classes not only allows you to learn a new technique each month, they also include both a handy reference card to keep, along with the card using that month’s technique that you can give to someone.

Today’s card is one that I made for my brother’s birthday yesterday, but it uses the same technique you’ll be learning in this month’s class.

By the Shore Technique Card

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Stamp Set: By the Shore (132582/126532) and Wetlands (126695/126697)

Inks: Basic Gray (126981)

Paper: Lost Lagoon (133679), Pear Pizzazz (131201), Basic Gray (121044), and Shimmer White Card Stock (101910)

Accessories: Night of Navy Reinker (103033) and Lost Lagoon Reinker (133650)

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Scrapbooking with Wetlands

Today I thought I would share with you the scrapbook page I created using the Wetlands Stamp Set (126695/126697) that I submitted for the Convention Challenge.

One of the things I love about being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is that Stampin’ Up! is always giving us opportunities to learn and grow on a personal level, in addition to indulging our creative side. I love that Stampin’ Up! gives us the tools to create projects that we can use in our every day lives. And as we say goodbye to our 2013 Catalog and welcome our new 2014 Catalog Stampin’ Up! has offered a challenge to demonstrators with a contest to participate in Convention Displays.

I was inspired by a card that I had made earlier for my image and color pallet. I thought the Wetlands stamp set was just perfect for this project, (you’ll notice the sea oats in the photo below.)

Wetlands Summer Themed convention swap

I had a photo that I wanted to make into a home décor item as a gift for my friend. So that’s where I started. (and no, these adorable children aren’t mine LOL.)

Wetlands Scrapbook page

Can you tell what I used for my base? Well, I used a piece of Pool Party from a package of the  Subtles Core’dinations Card Stock (129954) that I spritzed a Stampin’ Spritzer and Baked Brown Sugar to add that feel of sand and sea spray from the ocean.

Did you know that our Core’dinations Card Stock is part of the Retirement List? I was rather sad to see it there since it is great for all kinds of things and I reach for it quite often. It has a wonderful texture on one side and is smooth on the other. So you can not only use it to sand and tear, but it is also great to use to add texture to your project too! And if you love to scrapbook a 12 x 12 page you’re in luck because it comes in pack of 12 x 12 sheets of assorted colors.

Now I just need to place it into a 12 x 12 frame that I’m making for it before I give it to her. I hope she’ll like it. I just love the way it turned out.


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Stamp Set: Wetlands (126695/126697)

Inks: Baked Brown Sugar (131174)

Paper: 2013-2015 Core’dinations Card Stock (129958) and  Subtles Core’dinations Card Stock (129954), 2013-2014 Designer Series Paper Stack (130136), Whisper White Card Stock (100730)

Accessories: Labels Collection Framelits (125598), Tea Lace Paper Doilies (129399), Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker (119680), Stampin’ Sponges (101610), Hexagon Punch (130919), Stampin’ Spritzer (126185), 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon (132140), and Natural 5/8″ Chevron Ribbon (132982)

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Making a Point

What is your favorite part of stamping? Is it being creative? Making cards for family and friends? Creating gifts to give someone? One of my favorite parts of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is getting together with others who share my love of stamping and learning from each other.

Once a month we have a meeting where we demos come together. These ladies have become wonderful friends, who’s friendships I cherish. After all where else can you walk into a room, not know anyone, and speak the same language? A stamping event of course! Stamping is the bond that ties us even though we come from all walks of life. How cool is that,  right?

The fun of these meetings include swapping ideas – want to see some of the cards I received? Well here are two –

Making a Point Stamp Divas Swap March 2014 Marni

This first one is from Marni and is done in Melon Mambo. She used the fun Making a Point Hostess Set (133056/133059) from the Occasions Catalog as the focal point of this card. If you knew Marni you’d know she just loves shoes, so this is so her! Do you recognize the Washi Tape? Well, it is part of the Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape (129134).

Wetlands Stamp Divas Swap March 2014 Bonnie

This second card is from Bonnie and it uses one of my favorite stamp sets from the 2013 Catalog, Wetlands (126695/126697). I especially love the font used for the sentiments in this set. A great guy card, right? And don’t you love the bright cheerful colors she used?

Stop back tomorrow when I’ll be sharing another card I received from the team swap.

If getting together with others who love to stamp sounds like something you may enjoy – why not think about joining my Team, The Blue Mountain Stampers. Not only will you be able to meet new friends, but you’ll be part of my team meetings and get to share and learn new things with us. Want to learn more about joining my team. Click HERE and then contact me to talk. I’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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I just love the Wetlands stamp set – Especially the sentiments and the font that is used for this set. Here is another card created with the Wetlands stamp set that I wanted to share with you.

Wetlands Convention swap 2013

This card used our Ivory Naturals card stock (item 101849). Both our Ivory and Whisper White Naturals card stock has got this great earthy feel to it and is a wonderful choice when you are looking for something with just a little more texture.  Naturals card stock come 40 sheets to a package so it is a great deal too. Why not check it out if you haven’t already?


Stamp Set: Wetlands (item 126695/126697)

Inks: Early Espresso (item 126974) and Crumb Cake (item 126975)

Paper: Naturals Ivory (item 101849), Early Espresso (item 119686), and Cajun Craze (item 119684)

Accessories: Window Frames Collection Framelits (item 129021) and Square Lattice Embossing Folder (item 119976)

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Holiday Catalog Premiere Party

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NEW My Digital Downloads

Here are some great NEW My Digital Studio Digital Downloads for this week. You’re going to love the new Simply Life Photo Templates – a clean, fresh look for your scrapbook pages!

Simply Life Photo Templates (item 135245)

MDS Simply Life Photo Templates

Witches’ Brew Designer Washi Tape (item 135240) and What a Day Pocket Cards (item 134981)

MDS Witches' Brew Designer Washi Tape MDS What a Day Pocket Cards

Toil & Trouble Stamp Brush Set (item 135243) 

MDS Toil & Trouble

Tape It Stamp Brush Set (item 135241)

MDS Tape It

Burlap Ribbon (item 135246)

Burlap Ribbon

Grateful Hearts Framables (item 135238)

MDS Grateful Hearts Frameables

Halloween Banner Simply Created Kit (item 135239)

MDS Halloween Banner Simply Created Kit

Halloween Hello Brush Set (item 135244)

MDS Halloween Hello

And one of my favorites Perfect Blend Stamp Brush Set (item 135242) because after all who doesn’t like coffee, right?

MDS Perfect Blend

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Caring with Cards Event Scheduled

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Caring with Cards is a different kind of event. It is an event designed to make a difference in someone else’s life. So why not join in? The more’s the merrier so invite a friend to come with you – everyone’s welcome. You’ll not only have fun stamping and socializing but you’ll also be giving of yourself – along with bringing a smile to someone’s face. Sound interesting?

During this 90 minute self paced event you’ll get to make up to four cards of your choice. All supplies are included except Snail Adhesive. Your donation of $10 covers the supplies, envelopes, and the postage required.

All cards will be donated to the charity of your choice when you finished and you’ll be able to choose between four different charities – The Ronald McDonald House, Operation Write Home, Hospice, and the Red Cross.

Tuesday, August 13th at 1 p.m. or 7 p.m.

RSVP today to start making a difference! Please RSVP by Saturday, August 10th to hold your spot so that I can have enough supplies for everyone.

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Wetlands Class Being Offered in August


This stamp camp includes two different sets of cards & matching holders to keep them in. Love the Wetlands Stamp Set and want one of your own? Check out my class bundle options. Click HERE to see more about bundles options.

Sound fun? Hurry since spots are limited: RSVP and Prepay by Tuesday, August 6th to hold your spot.

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Wetlands Convention Swap

Want to see another card made with the Wetlands (item 126695/126697) set? Here is a great convention swap that I received.

Wetlands Convention swap 2013

The card has a rather elegant feel to it, even though it is a clean and simple design. I think it is the colors – I really like the way that the NEW Smoky Slate looks with the Daffodil Delight. How about you?

And our NEW ¾” Chevron Ribbon is a lot of fun to use since it comes in so many great colors! Why not check it out on page 173 in the 2013-2014 Catalog.

Don’t have a catalog? You can view it online HERE or email ([email protected]) me your name, address, and phone number and I’ll be happy to mail one to you.

Stamp Set: Wetlands (item 126695/126697)

Inks: Daffodil Delight and Smoky Slate

Paper: Daffodil Delight and Smoky Slate

Accessories: Smoky Slate ¾” Chevron Ribbon (item 131152), Beautiful Wings Embosslits (item 118138)

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NEW Best of Halloween Stamp Set Introduced

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Here is a great set just in time for Halloween that contains some of our all time favorite images plus a NEW never before seen image – The Best of Halloween (item 134381)

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When you purchase the Best of sets you’ll receive a proof of purchase sticker and collectors card. For every six Best of Sets you buy, you can send in your collector’s card for a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95!

Here is a list of the other Best of Sets now available why not check them out? Click on the name to see the flyer with images and details.

Best of Birthdays (item 132929)

Best of Love (item 132987)

Best of Flowers (item 133342)

Best of Butterflies (item 133345)

Best of Brides & Babies (item 133482)

Best of Greetings (item 133485)

Best of Shelli (item 133488)

Best of Halloween (item 134381)

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